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Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby krazykate » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:50 pm UTC

Time Magazine (kinda) featured xkcd!

In the Culture section there was an article that discussed the rise of Webcomics as a medium and focused mostly on The Oatmeal, but had some examples of other popular webcomics including Dinosaur Comics, Penny Arcade and our own favorite, xkcd. For each, Time gave a sample panel and a caption underneath with a short summary of the comics and their authors.

For xkcd, they used #1130: Poll Watching, with the caption "Former NASA roboticist Randall Munroe explains politics, physics and the human condition in this wildly popular strip that began as doodles in his math notebooks".

There's currently well over a thousand xkcd comics to choose from. Which panel would you choose to represent the comic to the unwashed masses? Would you change the caption?

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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby CLD » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:55 pm UTC

krazykate wrote:Which panel would you choose to represent the comic to the unwashed masses?
One of the 5 on the main page. Or something with black hat guy. Or something about raptors. There are too many to choose from.
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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby pseudoidiot » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:12 pm UTC

Number 4*


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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby eSOANEM » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:30 pm UTC

It depends who I'm doing it for.

If they're reasonably mathsy then 55 otherwise something more like 162. Or of course that classic, 404.
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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby Rodion Raskolnikov » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:58 pm UTC

Since I quite often don't understand some of the more mathsy one, or the ones about coding and such, I'd probably go for one like 150 or 695.

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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby eculc » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:08 pm UTC

I'd choose either 207, 337 or 651
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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby Kick » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:27 pm UTC

I'm torn between my personal favorite 137, "Dreams" and 970, "The Important Field".
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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby Radical_Initiator » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:48 pm UTC

pseudoidiot is the early front-runner in the winner-of-this-thread contest by virtue of actually reading the thread title. :)

Also, for choosing the only true random number.
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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby Deva » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:52 pm UTC

Assumes a one panel limit. Votes for five hundred twenty-three. Involves math and romance compactly.
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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby philsov » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:53 pm UTC

162 is a good candidate.

I also have a fondness for movie seating and extrapolating., as both do well to combine math and real life imo.
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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby Adam H » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:15 pm UTC

The one panel limit makes it hard.

A few that haven't been mentioned:
937
1083
The last panel of 655
979 (if it counts as a single panel).

But the winner for me is actually Poll Watching. Good job, Time magazine! :)
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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby Роберт » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:47 pm UTC

Deva wrote:Assumes a one panel limit. Votes for five hundred twenty-three. Involves math and romance compactly.

This is probably the best choice so far. It captures xkcd pretty well.
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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby UniqueScreenname » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:20 pm UTC

55 is my winner, with 162 in a close second. Ignoring the one-panel rule, third place is Everything. (You can obviously tell I'm a bit of a romantic.)

979 is certainly in the Honorable Mentions, though.
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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:29 am UTC

Click and Drag.

Just for pure sweet awesomeness.

http://xkcd.com/1110/


Umwelt might also be another good one.

http://xkcd.com/1037/


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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby Essah » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:34 am UTC

#162 Angular Momentum. So cute, nerdy and funny at the same time.

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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby Nylonathatep » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:18 am UTC

# 1027 Pick Up Artist It generated the longest comic discussion thread and represents fully the wide spectrum of open-minded audience XKCD has drawn.




Not to mention the just, balance, fair, and rational moderation we have in this wonderful forum!

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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby Weeks » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:09 am UTC

Nylonathatep wrote:Not to mention the just, balance, fair, and rational moderation we have in this wonderful forum!
Ooooh, you tell 'em boy!
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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby Red Hal » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:45 am UTC

For me it would have to be #123 - Centrifugal Force. That combination of humour, sarcasm, applied mathematics and, yes, a little of the homoeroticism that Blofeld and Bond always had just sums up xkcd for me.

On edit, I am specifically picking one that represents xkcd, not its forum population or its moderation policy.
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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby Weeks » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:01 pm UTC

It used to always be on the front page along with 162 and the others. I think those represent XKCD fairly well. It might even be why they're there in the first place.
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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby maninblack » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:58 pm UTC

For me it's Movie Ages without a doubt. I love this comic, and the simple fact that the comic itself is two years old makes me feel even older.

And for those of you scoring at home that means Jurrasic Park came out 20 years ago.
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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby Turtle_ » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:38 am UTC

16 sometimes unfortunately :( . Every time someone says "relevant xkcd" it's the same as this comic.
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Re: Pick One Comic To Represent XKCD

Postby Snark » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:54 am UTC

http://xkcd.com/42/ is priceless. Though not that representative. :(
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